Instead of doing a boring old top ten list or going podcast by podcast through all the possible topics for “Best of 2017” shows, we decided this year to just put a bunch of our staff together from different shows and parts of the site, and get them in a conversation about what were their favorite things from the year. Whether it be movies, comics, video games, albums. Listen to Chris Cox, Johnny Neill, Rob Summers, Mike McCallister, Aaron Woodul, Michael Riojas, and TJ Bozarth tell you all the reasons why maybe 2017 wasn’t THAT bad.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.